Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Sep 10, 2014

Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was too lenient. A jury found Padilla guilty in 2007 on ...

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

Sep 6, 2014

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex has decided not to appeal a court decision last month ordering the utility to pay damages over a suicide case linked to the nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that it decided ...

U.S. woman sentenced over death by injecting silicone into buttocks

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. woman sentenced over death by injecting silicone into buttocks

A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttock injections has been sentenced to life in prison. Tracey Lynn Garner of Jackson, Mississippi, was sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty of depraved-heart murder, also known as callous disregard for human ...

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

Aug 30, 2014

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

A U.S. judge Friday threw out new abortion restrictions that would have effectively banned the procedure at most facilities in Texas, the latest battleground in the ongoing battle over the divisive issue. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one ...

As Hustler turns 40, porn king Larry Flynt fights on

Aug 30, 2014

As Hustler turns 40, porn king Larry Flynt fights on

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler — and from his gold-plated wheelchair he is as combative as ever in fighting for free speech. “I’m the largest content provider in the world for adult material, (operating in) ...

Aug 29, 2014

China's top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

China’s top judge has said foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported on Thursday, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public discontent over many perceived miscarriages of justice. The announcement by Zhou ...